Birth Parents FAQ
Below are commonly asked questions concerning your options and how the process of placing a baby for adoption would work for you.
As an expectant mother, what are my options?
The absolute worst choice you could make would be to abort your baby. Abortion has painful consequences for you and deadly consequences for your baby. Please call us if you are considering abortion, and let us provide you with the information you need concerning abortion procedures and the lasting, devastating consequences it will have on you, your body and your baby. You may wish to keep and parent your child. Nightlight Christian Adoptions is prepared to help you through various resources that can assist you in all you needs. If you wish to place your child for adoption, we would like to offer the support and encouragement you will need during your pregnancy and beyond. We can ensure that your child is placed in a godly, Christian home with a loving, nurturing family. You may be unsure about what to do. You may wish to place your baby in temporary foster care until you can determine which option is best for you. We can help you know how to do this.
Will I get to choose the family where my baby is placed?
Yes. The decision about where your baby goes is completely yours to make. We will show you profiles of approved families from our agency. These profiles include pictures, family history and other information that will help you make a decision. Introduction meetings can even be arranged upon request and consent.
What is the difference between an open vs. closed adoption?
An open adoption allows some degree of contact with the birthmother after the placement of the child and the finalization of adoption. A closed adoption allows for no such contact. Most of the adoptions at Nightlight are semi-open. This means that letters and pictures can be exchanged through our agency, but no identifying information is ever disclosed.
What if I want to keep and raise my baby? Can Nightlight help?
Yes. Nightlight is prepared to help through various resources that are available to you. Our agency is willing to help you find employment, housing and the necessary things you will need to be successful and parent your child.
Is Abortion an option?
Abortion is not an option because it violates God’s Word and the sanctity of human life. If you are considering abortion, please call us at (407) 628-9051 and let us provide you with the information you need about alternatives that will protect your baby and provide him or her with a future and a hope. If you are not comfortable contacting our agency directly please visit www.abort73.org and educate yourself on abortion.